New Delhi, July 14: A 17-year-old boy was found dead, with a gunshot wound in his abdomen, after an hour since he left home at around 10 am on Friday with two friends on a motorcycle at Ghaziabad. Also Read - Ghaziabad Earthquake: Low-intensity Tremors Felt in City, no Damage to Life & Property

Saurabh’s body was found in an abandoned house which was 2 km away from his house in Surana. A case of murder has been registered against the two friends namely Manish and Titu. Saurabh’s relatives alleged that he was bleeding due to a gunshot injury and was discovered near a cooking gas company at around 11 am. Also Read - Panic Grips Residents After Leopard Spotted Roaming in Streets of Ghaziabad, CCTV Footage Emerges | Watch

Saurabh’s father, Naresh works as a driver for a private company in Gurgaon. Saurabh’s goal was to get into the Army after clearing his Class X tests. Naresh narrated “I had left for office in the morning. Around 11 am, Manish, called my younger son Sachin and told him Saurabh had been shot and needed to be taken away from the spot.” Naresh added, “Sachin rushed to the spot and found Saurabh lying under a tree bleeding profusely. Titu was not there on the spot. Sachin and Manish took Saurabh to a private hospital. My son had been declared dead by the time I reached.” Also Read - Air quality Improves Drastically in Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon

Naresh reportedly said that Saurabh was very close to Manish and Titu. Even Saurabh’s relatives had ruled out any chance of enmity with his friends. Nevertheless, a First Information Report concerning the murder has been registered in Muradnagar police station.

Ghaziabad SP (Rural) Arvind Maurya stated, “The body has been sent for post-mortem. The boy died of a gunshot wound on his abdomen. Manish and Titu have not been able to give a satisfactory explanation on the circumstances under which Saurabh was shot. Both boys are unemployed.”